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In a time when corporate culture has marginalized our artists and those of compassion and vision, two such people merged for a moment at a Boston church. (Shown here, Michael Milligan in his one-man play.)In a time when corporate culture has marginalized our artists and those of compassion and vision, two such people merged for a moment at a Boston church. (Above, Michael Milligan in his one-man play.)

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There were doubts about whether Occupy Wall Street could pull off the massive day of protest its organizers spent many months planning. But demonstrators in New York City and elsewhere joined forces with labor unions and immigrant-rights activists to remind the public that there is a working class and May 1 is its holiday.Demonstrators in New York City and elsewhere joined forces with labor unions and immigrant-rights activists to remind the public that there is a working class and May 1 is its holiday.

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Christopher Ketcham's essay "The Reign of the One Percenters," which we linked to a few weeks ago, shows how long-standing American individual and group behavior visible nationwide is profoundly determined by inequitable consumer capitalism. With the occupation of Wall Street gaining momentum, Ketcham revisits the subject to offer protesters some historical perspective. (more)

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Newsweek's Ramin Setoodeh is careful to point out, in this MSNBC interview clip, that he counts himself among the many members of America's gay community That assertion may not do much to placate his critics who took offense (continued).

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Whatever one thinks of his politics, Elia Kazan was inarguably one of the 20th century's greatest Broadway and Hollywood directors. A new book reveals the master at work.Whatever one thinks of his politics, Kazan was inarguably one of the 20th century's greatest directors.

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